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Rik Mehta becomes first Indian-American to win Republican primary for the Senate seat from New Jersey

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Rik Mehta has become the first Indian-American to win the Republican primary for the Senate seat from the US state of New Jersey. Ric will face Democratic incumbent Senator Cory Booker in the November elections. Mehta, a former US Food and Drug Administration official, defeated rival Hirsh Singh, also an Indian-American, in the Republican, also known as Grand Old Party, primaries held on July 7 by a margin of 13,743 votes.